Seeing Red on Bread


By Lynn Ockersz

The ‘People’s Rep‘, suave and poker faced,

Said to citizens bent under multiple weights:

‘You‘ll have to do with two meals and not three,

Since times are lean, and we are all seeing red‘;

But such alerts, citizens know, are all over history writ,

With France and Russia of long ago standing out,

As cases where Bread stormed centre stage,

And brought to society topsy-turvy change,

Marking an end to privileges earned in unjust ways,

While sending out the message to those in charge,

That the patience of the hungry wears thin fast.



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